Dr. Rachel Larson

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Dr. Rachel Larson

Associate Professor in the Sports Science Department at Arizona State University since 2011. She instructs theory and practice of strength and conditioning, muscular strength, exercise testing and prescription, coaching science and leadership and management courses. She is Graduated in Exercise Science from Pacific University (USA), Master Degree in Human Movement from A.T. Still University (USA), and PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (USA).

Her current research focus is on different resistance training strategies to improve muscular strength and power. Her most recent publication was on the mind muscle connection and hypertrophy.

As a strength and conditioning coach, Larson has worked with a myriad of athletes over the past 13 years. More recently, she has focused her work with local fire fighter academies, US Army Reserves, USA Rugby HSAAs (U16-U18), Tempe Rugby Club, and Eagle Impact Rugby Academy.

Dr. Larson participated at the XII International Symposium of Strength Training with the presentation entitled "THE ROLE OF A MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION IN RESISTANCE TRAINING. SQUAT PROGRESSIONS AND VARIATIONS TO BUILD MUSCULAR STRENGTH".

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